WASHINGTON Nov 2 Boeing Co has secured a
contract valued at $4 billion to modernize the Royal Saudi
Arabian Air Force's fighter jet fleet, the Pentagon said on
The procurement order covers conversion of 68 existing F15S
jets to the new F15S-A configuration.
The Pentagon said the work, expected to be completed by Dec.
31, 2019, would be done at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia.
The contract also provides for four base stand-up kits,
which include spares and support equipment needed to achieve
operating capability for the fighter jets.
Altogether, about 150 new or converted F-15SA aircraft will
be supported or maintained at four Saudi bases, according to
information provided earlier by Robins.
It is the largest foreign military sales contract to be
filled the base.